Origin of variola
Examples from the Web for variola
Historical Examples of variola
This looks as if poccas had been the Anglo-Saxon translation of variola.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
He must learn that diphtheria is, or may be, as dangerous a passenger as variola.
In scarlet fever, measles, and variola there is a state of equilibrium between the skin and the intestinal mucous membrane.
In measles it is more frequently the former; in scarlatina and variola it comes later as a complication.
In variola the rosy shallow ulcer and healthy pus, with the acutely tumefied glands, should not be mistaken, at least after a day.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Word Origin for variola
"smallpox," 1771, from medical Latin diminutive of Latin varius "changing, various," in this case "speckled" (see vary).